Emma Thompson movie quotes

Emma Thompson movie quotes, phrases and lines
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Emma Thompson quotes
  • “It's a book about a man who doesn't know he's about to die and then dies. But if the man does know he's going to die and dies anyway, dies willingly, knowing he could stop it, then isn't that the type of man you want to keep alive?”
    Emma Thompson - Karen Eiffel
    [Tag:death, men]
  • - Captain Amelia: I don't much care for this crew you hired. They're... how did I describe them, Arrow? I said something rather good this morning before coffee.
    - Mr. Arrow: "A ludicrous parcel of driveling galoots", ma'am.
    - Captain Amelia: There you go, poetry.

    Emma Thompson - Captain Amelia
    Roscoe Lee Browne - Mr. Arrow
  • “- Elinor Dashwood: Poor Willoughby. He will always regret you.
    - Marianne: But does it follow that, had he chosen me, he would have been content? He would have had a wife he loved, but no money, and might soon have learned to rank the demands of his pocketbook far above the demands of his heart. If his present regrets are half as painful as mine...” (continue)
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    Emma Thompson - Elinor Dashwood
    Kate Winslet - Marianne Dashwood
  • “- Elinor Dashwood: I am by no means assured of his regard, and even were he to feel such a preference, I think we should be foolish to assume that there would not be many obstacles to his marrying a... a woman of no rank who cannot afford to buy sugar.
    - Mrs. Dashwood: But Elinor, your heart must tell you...
    - Elinor Dashwood: In such a...” (continue)
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    Emma Thompson - Elinor Dashwood
    Gemma Jones - Mrs. Dashwood
  • “- Agent O: You really think a black suit is going to solve all your problems?
    - Agent M: No. But, looks damn good on you.”

    Emma Thompson - Agent O
    Tessa Thompson - Agent M
  • “- Katherine Newbury: I can’t give you a raise, Gabe. It’s like giving a raise to a drug addict.
    - Gabe Eichler: What?
    - Katherine Newbury: Well, your situations are virtually identical. A drug addict makes certain decisions outside of work for their sense of self and comfort, and then the addiction demands more time, more energy, more money,...” (continue)
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    Emma Thompson - Katherine Newbury
    Lucas Caleb Rooney - Gabe Eichler
  • “You can’t care about anyone else. Everyone else is an obstacle. You care what an obstacle wants or feels you’re dead. If I cared about any one or thing I might have died like so many brilliant women with a drawer full of unseen genius and a heart full of sad bitterness.”
    Emma Thompson - The Baroness
    [Tag:genius, women]
  • “People say a lot of things in anger. It is our choice whether or not to listen.

    Emma Thompson - Mrs. Potts
    [Tag:anger, emotion]
  • “- Sir Lionel Frost: Do you always answer with a question?
    - The Elder: I don't know... do I?”

    Hugh Jackman - Sir Lionel Frost
    Emma Thompson - The Elder
  • “- Sir Lionel Frost: How do you speak English so well?
    - The Elder: How do you speak English so well?
    - Sir Lionel Frost: Well...
    - The Elder: How do you know I'm not speaking Yeti?”

    Hugh Jackman - Sir Lionel Frost
    Emma Thompson - The Elder
  • “- Agent O: You’re a fan of the truth, aren’t you, Agent M?
    - Agent M: I like it.
    - Agent O: Mmm. I think we may have a problem in London.”

    Emma Thompson - Agent O
    Tessa Thompson - Agent M
  • “Comedy is the three and a half minute chunks of filler on TV between the commercials you sell.”
    Emma Thompson - Katherine Newbury
  • “- Katherine Newbury: Walter, I have invested in precisely two things my entire life, you and this show. I won’t lose it now! I can’t!
    - Walter Lovell: Then you have to fight again. Something you haven’t had to do for a long, long time. They want to replace you. But they can’t replace you if everyone loves you.”

    Emma Thompson - Katherine Newbury
    John Lithgow - Walter Lovell
  • “- Katherine Newbury: I have not changed. The audience has changed. They don’t want smart comedy. They want Kevin Hart on a Slip ‘N Slide, so let’s just give them what they want. Who’s the most tacky famous person out there?
    - Charlie Fain: A reality star?
    - Reynolds: No, a YouTube celebrity.”

    Emma Thompson - Katherine Newbury
    Hugh Dancy - Charlie Fain
    John Early - Reynolds
  • “- Katherine Newbury: Bradley, I don’t hate women.
    - Brad: I don’t think you think you hate women.
    - Katherine Newbury: What does that mean?
    - Brad: I think you might have a problem with women.
    - Katherine Newbury: I love Mary Tyler Moore. I love Gilda Radner.
    - Brad: They’re both dead. I think you have a problem with living female writers on...” (continue)
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    Emma Thompson - Katherine Newbury
    Denis O'Hare - Brad
  • “- Molly Patel: You love me.
    - Katherine Newbury: No, I didn't say that.
    - Molly Patel: I mean not in those exact words but...
    - Katherine Newbury: No, I didn't say it in any of those words.”

    Mindy Kaling - Molly Patel
    Emma Thompson - Katherine Newbury
  • “- Ralph: Hey, sun came out again.
    - P.L. Travers: You say it as if you're surprised, as if the sun were particular about for whom it appears. It seems you think I am responsible for its miraculous dawning every day. For heaven's sake, it's California.”

    Paul Giamatti - Ralph
    Emma Thompson - P.L. Travers
    [Tag:california, sun]
  • “- Walt Disney: You look at me and you see some kind of Hollywood King Midas. You think I've built and empire and I want your Mary Poppins as just another brick in my kingdom.
    - P.L. Travers: And don't you?
    - Walt Disney: Now, if that's all it was, would I have suckered up to a stubborn, cranky dame like you for twenty years? No, I'd have saved...” (continue)
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    Tom Hanks - Walt Disney
    Emma Thompson - P.L. Travers
  • “- Walt Disney: Please sit down.
    - P.L. Travers: I shall not sit in the seat of a trickster! A fraudster! A sneak!
    - Walt Disney: Mrs. Travers, what in the world has upset you so?
    - P.L. Travers: Penguins have very much upset me! Animated, dancing penguins! Now, you have seduced me with the music, Mr. Disney, yes, you have. Those Sherman boys...” (continue)
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    Tom Hanks - Walt Disney
    Emma Thompson - P.L. Travers
  • “Where is Mr. Disney? I should so much like to get this started and finished as briskly as is humanly possible.”
    Emma Thompson - P.L. Travers
  • “Doctor, I'd love to chat. Tea, cake, the whole shebang, but I have a ship to launch and... you've got your outfit to buff up.”

    Emma Thompson - Captain Amelia
  • “- Dr. Rawlings: I do recommend that you have the anmiocentesis because there are always more risks with a geriatric mother.
    - Bridget Jones: Geriatric? That's outrageous.
    - Dr. Rawlings: Indeed.
    - Bridget Jones: Unless you can sign on for your childsupport and pension at the same time.”

    Emma Thompson - Dr Rawlings
    Renee Zellweger - Bridget Jones
  • “I know what he's going to do to her. She'll be cavorting, and twinkling, careening towards a happy ending like a kamikaze.”

    Emma Thompson - P.L. Travers
  • “Which doll shall we give Daisy's little friend Emily? The one that looks like a transvestite or the one that looks like a dominatrix?”

    Emma Thompson - Karen
  • - Marianne: At least she can escape Fanny, which is more than any of us is able.
    - Elinor Dashwood: You do your best. You've not said a word to her for a week.
    - Marianne: I have. I've said "yes" and "no".

    Emma Thompson - Elinor Dashwood
    Kate Winslet - Marianne Dashwood